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05 Jun 2012    

TMFD students and faculty travel to Milan and Paris for Study Tour 2012

The TMFD 2012 European Study Tour group at the Pinacotecca de Brera in Milano, Italia

Thirty Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design majors recently traveled to Milan and to Paris with Professor Barbara Trout and Senior Lecturer Carol Easley for the 2012 TMFD Study Tour. The tour’s main objective was to explore the interface of fashion and European culture, and the European influence  on American product development and retailing.

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05 Jun 2012    

TMFD's 7th Biennial Student Runway Show a Treat for All the Senses!

A sellout crowd of 500 filled Centennial Ballroom to experience THE POWER OF FASHION (photo: Toan Chu)

TMFD’s Student Runway Show on April 20, 2012 evolved into a true night to remember, and a full house audience of 500 was on hand to enjoy it. The dazzle and flash of the evening signaled a new direction for this much anticipated biennial event, one that pulled in talent and creativity from across the university’s campuses. A committed and talented group of collaborators brought their skills and energy to months of planning and creativity that shone in Centennial Ballroom on that Friday evening.

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07 May 2012    

"Best of the Best: An Exhibition of Historic Clothing from 1880-1940," May 4 through September 7

"Best of the Best: An Exhibition of Historic Clothing from 1880-1940," May 4 through September 7

The evolution of women’s roles from 1880 to 1940 are illustrate in pieces selected from the collection of Katie Best, an established historic clothing collector from Omaha, Nebraska.

“Best of the Katie Best Collection” opens at the Robert Hillestad Gallery May 7th and runs through September 7th, 2012.

View "Best of the Best: An Exhibition of Historic Clothing from 1880-1940," May 4 through September 7 Article

18 Apr 2012    

Recipes - 7th Biennial Runway Show Pre-Dinner

 Prepared by student in the Hospitality, Restaurant & Toursim Management program in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences. 

Click the items below to view the recipes:

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Salmon Mousse in Cucumber Cup

View Recipes - 7th Biennial Runway Show Pre-Dinner Article

Runway show artwork

11 Apr 2012    

7th TCD Biennial Student Runway Show, April 20: The Power of Fashion

NEW this year! Limited premium runway-side sponsor tickets include a pre-runway show cocktail reception and dinner hosted by CEHS alumnus “celebrity chef” and chocolatier Christopher Elbow of Kansas City and “celebrity fashion designer” Laura McGrew of TOMBOY, Inc., Kansas City.

The reception and dinner starts at 5:50 p.m. in the Regency Suite of the Nebraska Union. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. in the Centennial Ballroom. Students from the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program will put their skills to work for both the reception and dinner.

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04 Apr 2012    

Hillestad Textiles Gallery exhibition April 9 through April 27

Wendy Weiss, director of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and exhibition curator, announces the First Friday opening of an exhibition titled Imperfect Pattern/Relative Embellishment, which features work by three Nebraska women artists. Pattern resonates across each artist's work with quilted fabric, embroidery, beads, structure and native materials. Artists Rebecca Williams, Phyllis Moore, and Susan Bertino explore family history and personal environment using textile materials in unconventional ways. The show runs until April 27, 2012.

View Hillestad Textiles Gallery exhibition April 9 through April 27 Article

05 Mar 2012    

Omaha Illustrator Mary Mitchell Establishes TCD Scholarship and Awards Funds

Omaha-based fashion illustrator Mary Mitchell and her husband John have recently created two funds benefiting the department through the NU Foundation. The Mary Mitchell Fashion Illustration Scholarship Fund is intended to be used to provide scholarships to regularly enrolled Junior or Senior undergraduates in TCD with a specialization in apparel design.

View Omaha Illustrator Mary Mitchell Establishes TCD Scholarship and Awards Funds Article

05 Mar 2012    

TCD Biennial Student Runway Show Tickets On Sale Now!

TCD faculty and students have their pedals to the metal as they prepare for our 7th biennial student runway show, THE POWER OF FASHION, to take place on Friday evening, April 20, 2012 in the Centennial Ballroom of Nebraska Union.

View TCD Biennial Student Runway Show Tickets On Sale Now! Article

23 Feb 2012    

I-Make/U-Buy: Textiles in the Electronic Retail Age

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibition, "I-Make/U-Buy: Textiles in the Electronic Retail Age." The exhibition runs February 27 to March 30 and will feature the work of Anne Burton, Audio Helkuik, Mary Pattvina, Eulanda Sanders, and Rachel Suntop.

Additionally, the Gallery Committee and the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design is hosting an electronic retail seminar program, March 1, 2012.  Seminars will be in conjunction with the regularly scheduled classes. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

View I-Make/U-Buy: Textiles in the Electronic Retail Age Article

Artwork by Michael James

07 Feb 2012    

Michael James lecture February 15: "Mutual Admiration: Collectors and Artists"

Michael James, internationally renowned studio quilter and chair of UNL's Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design will speak about collectors and their relationships and value to the artists whose works they collect. In the quilt world, a real collector is rare, but those collectors are nonetheless important despite their limited impact on artists.

View Michael James lecture February 15: "Mutual Admiration: Collectors and Artists" Article

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